June Newsletter 2016

Hello, Everyone!

One of the key elements to a mindful practice is Deep Listening. Often times when someone is talking to us we are not paying close attention .We are usually thinking about what we are going to say or something entirely different. We have difficulty listening because our mind wants to move on to the next thing on our agenda. And so we miss much of what people are telling us.
People know when we are listening to them, and it sends a message that we value what they have to say. It shows respect, appreciation, and caring.
These are elements of having a good relationship, it brings in harmony.
The way to practice deep listening is rather simple. Start by looking the person in the eye’s when they are speaking to you. Try to keep your attention on what they are saying, and resist the temptation to let your mind wonder off. In the event that it does it is okay to ask them to repeat what was said. This shows that you have a sincere interest and want to stay focused on them. I think you will be amazed at how deep listening will pay off in your relationships.
How many of our conflicts have been the result of misunderstandings? Whenever we’re engaged in a conversation. We often say the first thing that comes to mind. Choose words that are loving, compassionate and respectful, be aware of the tone you are using. You don’t have to always give an opinion. Sometime to say nothing is the best course of action.

Blessings,
Daniel

Thoughts for the Season:

“When you have an intense contact of love with nature or another human being, like a spark, then you understand that there is no time and that everything is eternal” ~ Paulo Coelho

“So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it not part of it” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly eternal” ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Lite Thought

“know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” ~ Robert McClouskey

“It takes patience to listen, It takes skill to pretend that you are actually listening”
~ Melchor Lim

“Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all things you can’t hear and not bothering.” ~ Winnie The Pooh

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